7 Daily Habits for Glowing, Youthful Skin

You know all about avoiding sun exposure, wearing sunscreen and keeping toxins off your face, but there are other practices that can help you achieve that daily glow. Make these 7 daily habits part of your skin care routine for vibrant and youthful skin.

  1. Eat Gelatin
    Eat 2 Tablespoons every day to improve collagen production and elasticity of your skin. I recommend Great Lakes gelatin (the one with the green label).
  2. Drink Water
    Plump up your cells by staying hydrated. The better hydrated you are, the more youthful your skin will appear.
    Water also aids the body in eliminating waste and I’m talking about the kind of waste that makes your skin appear dull, puffy and causes acne. Drink a cup of water every 2-3 hours throughout the day and watch the vibrancy return to your skin.
  3. Grab Green Tea Instead of Coffee
    The antioxidants in green tea help fight the aging process and rejuvenate your skin cells. It can also help skin issues that are due to excess testosterone by increasing sex hormone binding globulin, a protein that hangs onto excess (unwanted) testosterone.
  4. Avoid Dairy
    Dairy can cause hormonal imbalances that produce acne. In addition, if you are intolerant to dairy, you will aggravate your immune system every time you eat it, leading to irritated looking skin, dark circles under the eyes and signs of aging.
  5. Eat Vegetables High In Carotenoids 
    4 servings of these vegetables a day results in more attractive skin. The pigment will actually improve the appearance of your skin in about six weeks.
  6. Get Your Beauty Sleep 
    When you sleep, you give your body the opportunity to recover and repair damaged cells. The circulation of your skin increases during these restful hours, eliminating toxins and increasing your skin integrity.
  7. Take a Cold Shower
    Ok, not the whole time, but definitely end with cold water. A cool blast of water at the end of your shower will improve circulation, giving your skin a vibrant glow that lasts the day.

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Dr. Jolene Brighten

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Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Doctor and the founder of Rubus Health, a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in women's hormones. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. Dr. Brighten is the best selling author, speaker and regular contributor to several online publications including MindBodyGreen. She is a medical advisor for one of the first data-driven apps to offer women personalized birth control recommendations.